The second summer school "Organoid models in immunology-oncology" (2023 edition) entirely in English, is designed for international PhD and Master students in the fields of life sciences and medicine who are looking to further their knowledge and skills in the field of neuro-immuno-oncology research. The summer school will present recent advances in tumor organoids, specifically immune and neuronal cell organoids involved in cancer and their use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.
Application deadline: March 15, 2023
All in English
Second summer school of the Institute of Cancer and Immunology, a program of excellence led by internationally renowned speakers, practical workshops in the organoid platforms of Marseille and time for exchanges.
"Organoid models in immunology-oncology
July 3-7, 2023 - Luminy campus (Marseille, France)
6 ECTS (masters) - Training hours (PhD students)
Application from February 16 to March 15, 2023
Download the detailed program in the documents to download section.
- Tutored seminars
- Introduction to the " organoids challenge " in preparation of the workshops.
- A general introduction module that will provide participants with an overview of the history and development of organoids, as well as the latest concepts of tumor-derived organoids and a comparison with other traditional cancer research models.
- A technical module that will present the basic principles and techniques for establishing 3D cell culture models and introduce the different organoid models that will be developed in hands-on workshops.
- A module of practical workshops on the scientific platforms of Marseille.
- A module on the nervous system that will cover the development of neural organoids for the study of brain cancers and the contribution of the nervous system to cancer growth.
- An immune system module that will present the development of immune organoids from tonsils and other lymphoid tissues, and organoid modeling of the immune tumor microenvironment.
- A module that will present experimental tools and analytical methods for organoid research, including high-resolution 3D imaging, multi-omics and biomechanical approaches.
2. Useful information
- The summer school will host 40 CIVIS students in a face-to-face setting at the Marseille-Luminy Immunulogy Center.
- Applicants should have some experience in oncology and immunology.
- Each student must bring a laptop computer.
- Our summer school is designed for international PhD and Master's students in the fields of life sciences and medicine who are looking to further their knowledge and skills in the field of neuroimmuno-oncology research. The summer school will present recent advances in tumor organoids, specifically immune and neuronal cell organoids involved in cancers and their use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.
Application deadline: March 15, 2023
Documents to be provided as part of your application:
- a curriculum vitae,
- a cover letter (1 page) explaining your research interests and the reasons why you wish to apply,
- a transcript indicating grades received and ranking for the 2022-2023 academic year (not required for PhD students)
- two letters of recommendation, one from the master's supervisor, the other from a professor of your choice for master's students and a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor for doctoral students.
These documents must be downloaded from the CIVIS website: https: //civis.eu/en/civis-courses/organoid-models-in-immunology-oncology
- Foreign participants will be accommodated at the Crous on the Luminy Campus.
- Catering will be provided by the Crous.
5. Organizing committee
- Dinescu Sorina, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bucharest
- Franco Marie-dominique, Institute of Cancer and Immunology (ICI), Aix Marseille University
- Gouzi Jean, Department of Physiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Kollias George, Department of physiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Mann Fanny, Institute of Developmental Biology of Marseille (IBDM), Aix Marseille University
- Martinez Valverde Angela, IIBm Alberto Sols (Joint Center CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
- Piconese Silvia, Department of Internal Medical Sciences, Anesthesiology and Cardiovascular Sciences, Sapienza Università di Roma
Local Aix Marseille University
- Broggi Achille, Center of Immunology of Marseille-Luminy (CIML)
- El Arawi Daila, Turing Centre of living systems (Century)
- Franco Marie-dominique, Institute of Cancer and Immunology (ICI)
- Guasch Géraldine, Cancer Research Center of Marseille (CRCM)
- Maina Flavio, Institute of Developmental Biology of Marseille (IBDM)
- Mann Fanny, Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille (IBDM)
- Roulland Sandrine, Immunology Center of Marseille-Luminy (CIML)
- Tchoghandjian Aurélie, Institute of Neuro Physio Pathology (INP)